Nutrition for Growth (N4G) commitment

Reported progress


Financial commitments
London 2013

The European Union will commit as much as €410 million (US$533 million) for nutrition-specific interventions between 2014 and 2020 and spend as much as €3.1 billion (US$4.03 billion) for nutrition-sensitive programs between 2014 and 2020.

Reported progress

Nutrition specific, 2014

Commitments: US$44,971,436

Disbursements: US$44,744,015

Nutrition-sensitive, 2014

Commitments: US$558,947,795

Disbursements: US$571,648,956

Nutrition specific, 2015

Commitments: US$58,755,929

Disbursements: US$48,270,277

Nutrition sensitive, 2015

Commitments: US$547,224,746

Disbursements: US$423,703,927

Nutrition specific, 2016

Commitments: US$185,219,572

Disbursements: US$29,720,623

Nutrition sensitive, 2016

Commitments: US$988,701,699

Disbursements: US$496,672,010

Nutrition specific, 2017

Commitments: US$67,636,118

Disbursements: US$57,097,088

Nutrition sensitive, 2017

Commitments: US$571,057,968

Disbursements: US$538,637,013

Nutrition-specific, 2018

Commitments: US$118,780,710

Disbursements: US$53,479,524

Nutrition-sensitive, 2018

Commitments: US$526,056,983

Disbursements: US$510,159,623

Nutrition-specific, 2019

Commitments: US$243,076,234

Disbursements: US$81,002,328

Nutrition-sensitive, 2019

Commitments: US$454,711,291

Disbursements: US$455,210,870

Nutrition-specific, 2020

Commitments: US$64,820,513

Disbursements: US$100,498,458

Nutrition-sensitive, 2020

Commitments: US$545,834,175

Disbursements: US$632,684,423

Reached commitment
Basis of assessment

Reported progress shows that the total amount allocated between 2014 and 2020 (€4.3 billion

London 2013

No N4G commitment

The EU committed in 2012 to support partner countries in reducing the number of stunted children under the age of five by at least 7 Million by 2025. This commitment is enshrined in its 2013 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council 'Enhancing Maternal and Child Nutrition in external assistance: an EU policy framework'. The EU Member States endorsed this policy framework and its objectives in its EU Council Conclusions of May 2013. This political commitment was made previous to the Nutrition for Growth event. However it was not reflected in the commitment annex of the N4G.

Reported progress

This year’s progress report on stunting reduction is set against a challenging backdrop due to a lack of available and up-to-date data. The collection of anthropometric data, which are crucial to be able to measure progress toward the stunting reduction commitment, has not been possible. Based solely on modelled data, stunting progress is expected to slow, and even worsen, in low- and middle-income countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of conflict and instability, including the war in Ukraine

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